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176 Upper Buitenkant Street | Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
21 465 2727
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Ranked #261 of 1,551 Restaurants in Cape Town
Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

4 of us ate there on nov 01/2014. everyone's meal was excellent, from the sole to the chicken kebabs and all the starters- clamari fried and grilled, eggplant , taramaslata, lamb chops very good

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Cape Town
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful, warm, friendly small Greek restaurant. Marika's cooking abilities are extraordinary. Frank is a graceful kind host. Dominique will serve you with a smile and if you ask about Greece she will be as good as Wikipedia. You have to try the lamb chops!

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Cape Town
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This unpretentious Greek eatery serves up deliciously juicy and interesting meals - with something for everyone. Good service with a cosy vibe and lovely outdoor seating during summer makes Marika's perfect for lunches, dinners or a laid back end to the day. For dessert lovers, DO NOT LEAVE without trying the mind-alteringly gorgeous nougatene cake. It will cause a seismic... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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168 reviews 168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a genuine Greek Taverna, just like thousands found in the Greek isles. The menu is simple, but the food is authentic and prepared just as it should be. The main lady serving is enthusiastic and well informed, and works extremely hard to make sure that everyone is happy. The really distinctive feature is the location - on a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We heard only good things about Marika's and I have to say the food was some of the best Greek food I have eaten. Not that I'm a Greek food specialist, but the basics were done right; fried food were light in oil and crispy, lamb was juicy and perfectly cooked, sauces were fresh and not overly flavored. Service was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food here is reasonably good and very typically Greek, but you need to be able to appreciate the extremely shabby Greek "ambience". I suspect this is trying to pass as authentic, but having travelled extensively in Greece it just comes across as sadly downmarket. Passable for a quick lunch, but I certainly wouldn't want to spend an evening here.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is really a great restaurant you should not miss out when staying in Cape Town. The food is Greek style and I can especially recommend the grilled Calamari, Dolmades and the fish mains. Good quality and always tasty. With the mains you always have the choice between potato wedges or Greek salad. You will never leave this restaurant hungry... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Excellent food in this family type restaurant almost in the shadow of Table Mountain..The entrance is slightly off-putting as it is via external stairs with a security gate but don't let this put you off.Food and service are excellent.There are many restaurants in Cape Town of a very good standard without being too pricey or too 'cheffy' and this is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fabulous people, fabulous ambience and fabulous people, great family atmosphere, just like being in Mama's kitchen

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I live to eat. Marika's is by far the best Greek food in Cape Town. We have a large Greek friend circle although we are not, we do eat a lot of Greek home cooking. I have not had better. It is vibrant, fresh and flavorful food. Add on the pita and tsatsiki whatever you choose. Love this place.

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Additional Information about Marika's

Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street | Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 21 465 2727
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Greek

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